FAQ for Prospective Students
Please see also AU New Undergraduate Students hub.
How many programs are there in the College of Arts and Sciences?
CAS offers 58 majors, 57 minors, and 15 certificates. Browse a full list of CAS programs.
Can I change my academic program after receiving an admission decision?
With first-year advising, students can change their intended major during their first year.
I have a few questions concerning registration and degree requirements. When can I meet with my academic advisor?
To help students navigate their first year of college, each first-year student will be assigned to one advisor regardless of intended major. Student’s first-year advisor will also teach their AUx1 course. Students will transition to work with their school-based advisor, based on major, in their second year. Find out more about CAS Advising.
What is the average class size?
The average class size for CAS undergraduate classes is 21.
Is it difficult to switch colleges and majors?
It is not difficult to switch colleges or majors as long as students meet the academic requirements for that college or program. For some programs, students must fill out a short application before receiving approval, but for most programs, students simply need the approval of their academic advisor from the college they to switch to.
How available are the professors to the students?
Professors make themselves very available to students, giving out their office hours, email addresses, and phone numbers on the first day of class. They encourage students to drop in during their 2 hours a week of office hours, even just to chat. If you can’t make it during their office hours, they’ll meet with you by appointment.
Can I transfer credits into CAS?
30 credit hours of exam credits and 60 credits of transfer credits may be transferred in prior to matriculation at AU and counted toward your degree at AU. Courses that transfer in to fulfill major requirements will vary between departments. Refer to the Transfer Articulation Equivalency page to see if your courses will transfer.
What GPA will I need to remain in good standing?
College of Arts and Sciences students are required to maintain a cumulative grade point average of 2.00.
What do students do with their degree from CAS?
Students from CAS go on to work in many different fields, attend graduate school, or both. Learn more about top employers, sectors, and statistics about AU graduates at the We Know Success site.
49 percent Take Study Abroad
21 Average Class Size
83 percent Get Local Internships
Dance students at the Katzen Arts Center.